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    "'You have committed a vile and savage act, one that any other nation would punish with death. Our punishment, on the other hand, will only be to give you what you want. You have sought to live in a world without boundaries of civilization, and such a world shall henceforth be your dwelling place.'"

    A cold-hearted murderer. A vicious abuser. A young man hiding a shameful secret. A bewildered immigrant. A pure-minded spy.

    All of these men have found their appointed places at Mercy Life Prison, where it is easy to tell who your enemies are. But a new visitor to Mercy is about to challenge decades-old customs. Now these men's worst enemies may be hiding behind masks . . . and so may their closest allies.

    Formerly posted as "Life Prison." Includes an illustration by Everybery in the end notes. This novel was a runner-up in the Gay Fantasy category of the Rainbow Awards 2014.

    Boilerplate warning for all my stories.

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    "It's all about torture. That's what I didn't understand for a long time. The High Seeker has been seeking out and punishing those of us who wish to show greater mercy to the prisoners than the Code allows. Those of us who question whether it's right to torture prisoners."

    The Eternal Dungeon is no longer a prison. It's a battlefield.

    Split apart from their closest loves and friends, a small group of prison-workers seek to abolish the use of torture against prisoners in the queendom's royal dungeon. Time is running out, for the deadly High Seeker has already flogged and executed prison-workers who oppose his policies.

    Do the reformers have enough time and skill to bring about radical change in the dungeon? Will they be able to overcome their mistrust of one another?

     Boilerplate warning for all my stories.

    I'm serializing this novel weekly, but it's completely written and edited.

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    An addition to my Sense and Sensibility Destiel (I blame Jane!), this time set in 1815. Four years on from Castiel Ferrers' unexpected inheritance he and Dean are now raising their growing family at Darkside. The Continent of Europe is finally at peace, the French Emperor Napoleon having been banished to the tiny Italian island of Elba, and the conclusion of the war with the United States has left Great Britain relatively undamaged by the decades-long war, set to rule the waves and expand its Empire overseas. But dark skies still lie ahead – quite literally – for the people of the now peaceful Culm Valley......

    1. Winter is drawing to an end in the Culm Valley, and its people look to celebrate their first full year of peace for over two decades. Yes, a hard-won peace to be followed by a quiet, uneventful year.
    Ah.......

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    While walking home after a meeting with the RFA, [MC] is kidnapped and taken to the Mint Eye headquarters and they will stop at nothing to squeeze information out of her. That is until desperate times call for desperate measures... And a whole lot of blood. When she summons a demon and cuts herself off from her friends, who will save her soul? The demon or her former best friend? Credit for idea goes to my best friend, SkysTheLimit0216

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    Edited Description: Merlin is pretty sure Arthur Pendragon is a spoiled bully, and Arthur is certain Merlin is an idiot. When fate throws them together (with whispers of destiny and whatnot) to save Albion from a long-forgotten foe, both are skeptical. But as they work together to recover a missing clockwork amulet, a friendship is formed and a bond is created that will change everything.

    This is a steampunk-influenced quest story in which Camelot has stood for centuries as a gathering place for sorcerers, alchemists, physicians, and knights to learn their trades and master arcane skills. Now, curious minds can arrive by airship from across the empire, seeking glory and whatever knowledge the old gods choose to bestow. The story is also inspired by the mythology of Mary Stewart's Merlin trilogy, and a few of her characterizations and plot devices.

    Slow burn.

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    CS AU, set in 1815.

    Lord Killian Jones is haunted by the demons of his past which makes him nowhere near the man he once was, so he can't be the father he wants to be. And above all, he believes he is undeserving of love. Perhaps with Emma that is all about to change. But falling in love is never easy, that's just how it is.

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    Gentleman, about thirty-five years of age, seeks wife to join him in Massachusetts. Has one son and is of good family and fortune. Is able to sustain wife comfortably. Wishes for a woman between twenty-five and thirty-five years of age, well-educated, and suited to being a mother. Ready to marry immediately. Respond to 547 Jerome St. Boston, Massachusetts.

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    Rey feels conflicted about her attraction to Kylo but cannot seem to stop.

    Nor does she really want to. She is his willing prey, writhing in his arms each time he captures her.

    A collection of meetings between them that always end the same.

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    A sequel to my Sense and Sensibility Destiel (again, apologies to Jane Austen). It is 1811, nearly two years on from the wedding of Castiel Dashwood and Dean Ferrers, and what remains of the latter is now the proud father of an alpha son Scaden, with a second child on the way. As Great Britain enters the Regency Period, the Ferrers and Dashwood families prepare to come to London for a Grand Ball (or two, because two balls are always better than one) - but Fate has a few surprises in store.

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    After spending most of his summer locked in the house, Castiel, the son of Duke Novak, decides to leave it for a couple of hours and goes to the woods, meeting Dean, another lonely kid who treats him like an equal and who runs to the woods to get some freedom like Castiel. The two kids quickly develop a strong friendship, slowly falling in love, until they get together, keeping it a secret because homosexual love is forbidden and condemned. But they are discovered and forced to go on separate ways, until fifteen years later, they meet again, but things are even more difficult than before.

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    "Fairview was the finest friend a man could have, and the finest battle-companion. I dared not risk doing anything that might break our friendship."

    On a hot summer's day, on a high hill surrounded by the enemy, the best battle-companion can turn out to be the truth.

    Rook and Fairview have worked alongside each other for years, first as officers in the navy, then as officers on a steamship, and finally as colonels in an invading army. Members of a nation where tiny differences in rank are considered all-important, the two men defy convention by treating each other as equals.

    But now their life-long bond is about to meet its greatest strain, when they are ordered to seize and defend a hill whose landscape is unknown, in the company of soldiers who may be incompetent or treacherous. Will Rook and Fairview's friendship remain by the end of the battle? Or will their lives take an unexpected detour as they struggle to survive on Spy Hill?

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    It is the 19th century. Dean Winchester is an author on a roll, book after book. Then he gets writers block. But will his new blue eyed butler be his new muse?

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    in answer to a single-word Tumblr fic prompt - "susurrus", the whispering sound of wind - i present unto y'all a RogueJedi snippet set in the Master and Commander AU that i keep blabbing about and don’t actually *write*…

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    Despite her relatively young age, captain Fareeha Amari was an experienced captain with a loyal crew and a family reputation stretching decades. She had seen them safely through any degree of seafaring disasters: storms of all sizes, attacks from hostile pirates, navigation issues, and even a stranding or two. She had thought she had seen all the sea had to throw at her. That was, until, her crew pulled a mermaid onto her deck during what was supposed to be an already-dangerous trip. Fareeha would soon come to learn that the sea still had much to teach her.

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    "This is the right place for you, boy. They'll school you here to be a right-standing man, one who can keep control over his actions, like any good man should. You just got to keep yourself open to learn and to grow."

    How far can trust grow, when you're in a place you despise?

    Arrested for a crime he doesn't regret, Bat ends up handcuffed to a group of fellow city boys and sent on a long journey into the countryside. He knows that he is being transported to a prison for delinquent servant boys, but what form will his imprisonment take?

    Tattooed with the rank-mark of servant, Bat must learn how to keep from losing his temper with the men who carry the keys to his freedom. But in the unbelievable world where he has been deposited, in which a genial master orders strict punishments and a servant acts like a master, will Bat be able to locate the door to his release? Which of his fellow prisoners can he trust to help him?

    And will he survive long enough to find out?

    Inspired by true events at a turn-of-the-century reform school, this novella (short novel) is set in an alternative version of the Chesapeake Bay region during the 1910s.

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    Searching for peace and recovery, Mike Ross returns home after the war, only to face betrayal by a family member.

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    Alternate Universe: Struggling artist McCree has lost his inspiration, but finds a new muse in Hanzo. Written as a companion piece for my McHanzo Week fanart. May end up being 3 or 4 chapters long! (I don't know if this counts as slow burn but they'll get there I promise).

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    "He will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night
    And pay no worship to the garish sun"

    19th century France AU that's inspired by some historical events, some Shakespeare, and some Les Mis. Prepare for blood, sweat, and tears.

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    Credence Barebone lost his parents and his fortune in quick succession, left destitute and with no friends. When Percival Graves, who had known Credence's father, read of the young man's plight, he extended an invitation for him to come live at his estate, for as long as he needed. Graves had expected to assume some kind of paternal role for the younger man. But once Credence arrived, the feelings the younger man stirred within him were anything but fatherly. It had been years, decades, since Graves had felt such an instant attraction to another and it left him winded.

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    "Images came, like flickers of a candle: Dark stones. Dark metal. Faint fire. A spoon in his hand, as someone urged him to eat. A stinking pit that he knew he was duty-bound to fill. A loom nearby that he vaguely remembered he had once known how to work, but which now stood as silent as the rest of his world."

    He can't speak. He can barely see. He experiences only fear and the faint whispers of something he had once known.

    But an intruder into his secure retreat from danger will pull him into awareness of what stands before him. What stands there is renewed danger . . . and the hope of something more.

    Boilerplate warning for all my stories.

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